U.S. News & World Report‘s 2015 Ranking of Best High Schools has just been published, and New Hope-Solebury High School ranked #2 in Pennsylvania (out of 673) and #210 in the nation, attaining “national gold medal” honors.
New Hope-Solebury held the #3 spot in the last U.S. News rating, published in 2014.
In 11th grade, Pennsylvania high school students take assessments in reading, writing, math and science, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and those tests factor into the rankings. The US News article also reveals that the AP® participation rate at New Hope-Solebury High School is 75% (up from 66 percent last year), the student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 5 percent. Total enrollment is 494.
Certainly a feather in the cap of the entire school district, New Hope-Solebury’s continuing movement upward in nationally-recognized school rankings is also a testament to the successful partnership between students, teachers, parents, guardians, counselors, principals, administrators, staff, superintendent and board.